REPAIR & RESTORATION WINDOWS & DOORS
ROTTEN, DRAUGHTY, HARD TO OPERATE SLIDING WINDOWS? WE CAN HELP.
If your charming old windows or doors look ready for the scrapyard, think again!
Rotten, draughty, unsightly windows or doors? Our restoration service is tailored for you.
London Joinery Services explains the process of repair
If you love the period charm and heritage innate in your wooden sliding sash windows but hate the draughts, rattles, rot and heat loss that can also be part and parcel with an older property then you need help from the experts. With over many years’ experience repairing windows across the London,
you can trust London Joinery Services.
The replacement of sash windows is, in many cases, completely unnecessary. There are very few instances where damage and decay cannot be repaired using the right knowledge and tools. Repair work will depend on the damage. Decaying timber, broken sash cords, damaged pulleys and broken glass, will all need replacing.
Traditional timber sash windows are an essential feature of a period buildings character. Therefore it is vital to retain them, not only because of the aesthetic appeal, but because they add value to your property. Also known as a sliding sash or vertical sliders, they rely on a weighted system that allows the heavy sashes to lift and fall with ease. In order for the sashes to move in the box and operate smoothly, there is a 3mm gap between the sash and the frame which is often the cause of draughts, rattles, dust and rain ingress and heat loss.
Our service focuses firstly on window repair and secondly on upgrading their performance.
What happens during the renovation process?
Windows are carefully removed from the window frame.
if necessary The glass is removed and then the old putty can be scraped away.
Any decaying timber in the units, frame or sill is routed out to expose the “sound” timber.
The joints are cleaned and any rotten wood is routed out.
Occasionally, new timber is spliced in or replaced where the existing timber is beyond repair.
Our unique epoxy resin is used to fill the cavities and is moulded to match the existing profile of the timber.
The sash and Frame are sanded or we burn the paint and always primed.
The windows are then upgraded by fitting Brush Parting bead and draughts proof Sealing System
The window is finished and painted by Dulux Weathershield Exterior paint.
Sash cords or chain & pulleys are replaced, New Hardware Fitted and the sashes correctly balanced to ensure smooth operation of the windows.
Our installer teams are friendly and highly skilled, and always treat your home as they would their own. This means they will lay down dust sheets and make every effort to minimise mess while repairing your sash windows.
No more draughts
No more rattles
Reduced external noise levels
Improved insulation and thermal efficiency
Reduced dirt and dust
Correctly hung windows that operate smoothly
Extended window life
Add value to your property
Our door and window repair services are excellent quality and value, but we will only recommend them to you if we believe they represent a good long-term investment. If your timber windows or doors are beyond repair we will always recommend partial or full replacement.
avoid of re-glazing existing windows
Many want to know if they can have new double-glazed units fitted into their existing timber sashes. The advice is to be careful — these windows were never designed to take two panes of glass, each thicker & heavier than the original.
The glazing bars in old sash windows are often not deep enough to take sealed double-glazed units, which ultimately leads to premature misting. we can do but we not recommended !!
Another option is to have new sashes made to fit your existing frames and to match the originals. London Joinery Services uses new slim glazing units and traditional methods of carpentry for an authentic look.
Costs of window sash replacement
Prices will vary based on the extent of the damage also It depends on how much work each window needs:
For a recondition and new draught seals (this included stripping, priming and painting) = costs approximately £400-£600 per window inc Frame & Architrave.
Double-glazed sash replacements only, to fit into existing frames = approximately £500 per sash
This is just an estimate though, and we do offer a free no-obligation survey and quotation so we can come and see the windows and talk you through our service and the best options available to you. Our quotation gives you a full price breakdown, window by window.
We work on any type of timber windows and doors, also we work on Mezzanine or balcony whatever manufacturing or repairs. Such diversification and decades of experience have made us the UK’s leading period joinery specialists.
WE DO ANTIQUE FURNITURE RESTORATION
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What area do you cover ?
we cover many areas of Greater London & St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Potters bar, Cheshunt, Harlow.
Do you offer a free survey ?
Yes. A free survey is available to all customers.
Do you provide a written quotation ?
Yes. After our own site inspection and discussing the requirements of our clients, we provide a written detailed quotation of the service our customers will get.
What is your lead time for new joinery or replacement sash windows and doors ?
For items which we supply and fit our lead time on all products is between 3 to 7 weeks, and depends on how busy we are (during the busy summer months our lead times can stretch). the lead time only begins once a Purchase Agreement has been signed and your deposit has been received.